Today in History, 1 April: What Happened on this Day?

What happened today in history( 1 April): Greek pope John VII got chosen as successor to John VI, Henry Pelham became English minister of War, the government of San Francisco was established, and more.
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Today in History, 1 April: Can you believe that March has already passed and we have entered the first day of April? While days seem to pass quickly, we are here to tell you about the historical significance of this day. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Today is the day when Cincinnati became the first American city to employ a full-time professional firefighter,  author Herman Melville published The Confidence-Man and  Bob Dylan received a Nobel Prize for Literature. Keep on reading the article to know about more such events.  

Historical Events On This Day

  • In 705 BC, Greek pope John VII got chosen as successor to John VI.
  • In 1724, Henry Pelham became the English minister of War.
  • In 1748, the ruins of an ancient city, Pompeii were rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre. 
  • In 1778, the "$" symbol was created by New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock.
  • In 1850, the government of San Francisco was established.
  • In 1853, Cincinnati became the first American city to employ full-time professional firefighters.
  • In 1857, author Herman Melville published The Confidence Man.
  • In 1868, Hampton Institute opened in Hampton, Virginia. 
  • In 1871, the New Constitution was adopted by the German Empire.
  • In 1900, the first edition of the Dutch newspaper "The People" was published. 

Sports Events Today

  • In 1978, Mike Bossy became the first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season. 
  • In 1984, USC defeated Tennessee by 72-61 in the 3rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. 
  • In 2002, Maryland defeated Indiana by 64-52 at the 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

Art and Culture Events Today

  • In 1930,  "The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich premiered in Germany.
  • In 1978 "The Bob Newhart Show" last aired on NBC-TV.
  • In 2017, Bob Dylan received a Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm.

Notable Deaths On This Day  

S.No

Death year

Personality

1

1976

Alfred Lennon was an English singer who was the father of musician John Lennon. He is best known for his singles  ‘That’s My Life My Love My Home’ and ‘The Next Time You Feel Important’.

1

1984

Marvin Gaye was a famous Rhythm and Blues singer who is best known for his hit singles such as ‘How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You’ and ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’.

3

2010

John Forsythe was an American actor best remembered for his lead role in the TV soap opera ‘Dynasty’ for which he won two Golden Globe awards. 

4

2015

Edward Wayne LeBaron Jr. was a Korean War veteran and an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

5

2020

Adam Lyons Schlesinger was an American musician, songwriter, and composer who was one of the founding members of the band  Fountains of Wayne and Ivy.   

Famous Birthdays On This Day       

S.No

Birth year 

Personality

1

1932

Debbie Reynolds was a renowned American actress and singer best known for her performances in ‘Three Little Words’, ‘Tammy and the Bachelor,’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’.

2

1953

Barry Sonnenfeld is an American director and producer best recognized for his films such as ‘The Addams Family,’ and ‘Men in Black trilogy. 

3

1978

Jason Dewande Bell is an American former professional football player who played as a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for New York Giants,  Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys.

4

1980

Randy Orton is an American professional wrestler who is eight times winner of the WWE Championship. He currently holds the championship for the ninth time as of May 2017. 

5

1988

Robin Byron Lopez is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). 

Conclusion 

So these were the major events that happened on 1st April. We come up with such articles every day. Keep on reading them to stay updated.

 

Also Read:  Today in History (30th March) 

 

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FAQ

What happened today in history (1st April)?

Greek pope John VII got chosen as successor to John VI, Henry Pelham became English minister of War, the government of San Francisco was established, and more.

Which famous personality was born on this day (1st April)?

Debbie Reynolds, Barry Sonnenfeld, Randy Orton, and many other famous personalities were born today.

What sports events happened today?

Mike Bossy became the first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season, USC defeated Tennessee by 72-61 in the 3rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship, and more.
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